The name Selma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "godly helmet". Selma and is often added to lists like Beautiful Bohemian Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".
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After decades of playing mah-jongg with her buddies Bernice and Myrna, Selma has been given a somewhat more youthful spin via actresses Selma Blair and Salma Hayek. Popular in the early 19th century, it is still #34 in both Sweden and Norway. Selma won a Nobel Prize via Swedish author Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to win for literature.